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On the cheap: Kaju Tofu House

Boston's dining scene has its gaps (looking at you, Jewish deli), but as a rule, it's diverse enough to offer fresh surprises to intrepid diners, especially at the budget-priced end.
A new Korean soup house is a wondrous, fiery addition to Allston's restaurant stew
By MC SLIM JB  |  September 14, 2012

Review: Carmelina's

After a good run with "Italian tapas" under the name Damiano (a play on the given name of chef-owner Damien "Domenic" DiPaola), this space has been rechristened as Carmelina's — after the chef's mother and his first restaurant, opened when he was an un
Old-style North End meets new-style cheffery
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 27, 2012

On the Cheap: Café Mami

Forget Chinatown or Allston. The Shops at Porter boasts an Asian food hub that does away with the rambunctiousness of Cantonese hotpot and Korean barbecue, opting instead for simple elegance.
A simply elegant culinary gem nestled near Porter
By WEI-HUAN CHEN  |  July 06, 2012

Review: Papagãyo Mexican Kitchen and Tequila Bar

Papagãyo is the last of a group of tequila bars that has opened in Boston in the past couple of years, and I would not be overly sad to close the book.
A skillful take on 'fake' Mexican
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  January 20, 2012

On the Cheap: Emilio's Homemade Italian Subs and Dinners

A few weeks ago, my father surveyed our dinner table and mused, "I'm glad we have an Italian Christmas."
Portable, palatable pleasure in Watertown  
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  January 06, 2012

Review: The Field Pub

When icy wind smacks your face no matter which direction you walk, does anything beat a warm room, Guinness on tap, and good old-fashioned pub grub?
'Tis the season for warming up with pub grub
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  September 23, 2011

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Review: B Street Restaurant & Bar

B Street was formerly Pie Bakery, but the same owner has kept only one sweet pie and no savories.
Nothing too clever, but it's all pretty good
By ROBERT NADEAU  |  July 15, 2011
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Review: Bom Café

Bom Café is a neighborhood gem: unique, heartspun food served warmly by its makers in an inviting setting.
An oasis of Brazilian delights, from breakfast to dessert
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  July 15, 2011
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Review: Alive & Kicking Lobsters

When you're on the hunt for good grub on a bargain, a $13.95 sandwich might take a little justifying. But look, we're talking lobster here.
When is a lobster roll not a roll? When it's Alive & Kicking.
By CHRISTOPHER PINEO  |  June 03, 2011
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Review: Sticky Rice Café

At Sticky Rice Café in West Roxbury, the atmosphere is perhaps more conducive to takeout, though there is room to eat in.
Strong soups and tasty Thai in West Roxbury
By LINDSAY CRUDELE  |  April 08, 2011